NASAA Public Policy Conference to Spotlight Panels on Financial Regulatory Restructuring and Systemic Risk Regulation

U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski to Deliver Keynote Address

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2009) – State securities regulators will convene in Washington, D.C. this month to discuss the challenges facing the current financial services regulatory structure and outline policy proposals to strengthen regulatory safeguards for Main Street investors.

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) will host its annual Public Policy Conference on April 28 at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

The conference will open with a keynote speech by U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), who serves on the House Financial Services Committee and is chairman of its Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises. The conference also features two panel discussions.

“With Madoff, meltdowns, and market instability dominating the headlines, the investing public has had enough and is turning to both the industry and policymakers for answers,” said NASAA President and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph. “Our panels will examine the necessary steps in the critical effort to modernize financial services regulation and to monitor systemic risk.”

Panel One:
Answering an Angry Public: Restructuring Our Regulatory System and Restoring Investor Confidence

  • Moderator
    • James Cox, Duke University School of Law
  • Panelists:
    • Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
    • Matt Kitzi, Missouri Commissioner of Securities
    • Donald Langevoort, Georgetown University School of Law

Panel Two:
Risky Business: Rebuilding Market Integrity through Systemic Risk Regulation

  • Moderator:
    • Joseph Borg, Alabama Securities Commission Director
  • Panelists:
    • Monica Lindeen, Montana State Auditor
    • Sarah Bloom Raskin, Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation
    • Dean Shahinian, Senior Counsel, U.S. Senate Banking Committee

Registration information is available here. Advance registration closes April 20. On-site registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the keynote luncheon follows at 12 p.m. The panel discussions begin at 1:30 p.m. and are scheduled to conclude at 4:15 p.m.

NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Mexico.

For more information:
Bob Webster, Director of Communications

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